BSNL has revised its prepaid annual 3G data plans to offer data usage on fixed monthly basis. Earlier users activating annual data plans would get full data instantly with validity of one year. Now subscribers will only get a fixed monthly benefit added to their account every month for a period of 12 months.
Annual data plans DPV1251, DPV2299 and DOV3299 used to offer 9 GB, 12 GB and 30 GB respectively with a validity of 12 months. From 01-03-2015 onward, customer activating these offer will get 750MB/month, 1.5GB/month and 2.5GB/month for 12 months respectively. Any unused data in account will not be carry forwarded to next month and will get truncated before adding next month data allowance.
BSNL has made their annual prepaid plan look like a postpaid plan where customer has to pay for whole year while getting data as rationed allowance per month. Since the unused data is not carry forwarded to next month this has defeated the whole purpose of an annual data plan. Customers would find subscribing for monthly plans much attractive than going for these annual plans.
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